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Horseshoe Hills


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Horseshoe Hills This landmark is a unique formation of hills creating a natural horseshoe shape. Custer and his men camped there the night before the attack on Chief Black Kettle, serving as an ideal place to hide Custer's movements and to scout the sleeping village. These hills also served as an observation post for both the Indians coming to Black Kettle's aid and the 7th Calvary.

The hills were formed as a result of erosion of the surrounding softer material about 250 million years ago, leaving the harder Doxey Shale behind.

The hills can be observed at a distance while visiting the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.


Address: 1 mile north of Cheyenne on US283

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Cheyenne Roger Mills Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

The Cheyenne Roger Mills Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is located in the old Black Kettle Museum. Stop in the visitor center and get directions and free brochures. You can purchase our Roger Mills County Afghans which come in 3

Cheyenne, OK Businesses

Pioneer Memorial Wall

The Pioneer Memorial Wall lists the names of settlers and residents of Roger Mills county. Accompanying the memorial wall is a brief history monument of the settlement of the county and its development from the 1541 crossing by Coronado, through the Indian occupation, the "Land Run,"

Cheyenne, OK Memorials

Strong City-Kendall Log Cabin

The homestead house from the Strong City-Kendall area is an original log cabin from the early 1900s that has been restored and furnished to period details. Look for all hidden treasures with self-guided posters to help you see more into the life of the pioneers.

Cheyenne, OK Pioneer History

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site protects and interprets the site of the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle that was attacked by the 7th U.S. Cavalry under Lt. Col. George A. Custer just before dawn on November 27, 1868

Cheyenne, OK Battlesites

Roll One-Room School

Step across the threshold of this restored one-room school and see the teacher and scholars in 1910 dress. Relive McGuffy Readers, ciphering, inkwells and pens, lunchtins, outhouses, marbles, roll the hoop, ante over, lye soap, and more in this "hands on" history experience.

Cheyenne, OK Pioneer History

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